Pinned Post

Please click HERE to join in "Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday" challenge.

Please click HERE to join in "I Spy With My Little Eye" challenge.

Aug 7, 2019

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - August Challenge

Hello and welcome! It's a new month and that means time for a new theme for my Crafty Wednesday challenge. It looks like many of you enjoyed my June and July themes which I ran for both months to make it easier while I was on vacation. Be sure to scroll down to see if you were one of the two winners or a top pick.

As always, to share your creation simply scroll down, and remember to follow one of the challenge themes.

This month's themes: 

Sunshine, Sunflowers or Add Something Yellow

I've used a lot of yellow on my card, you don't have to do that, as long as the yellow you added is visible somewhere without having to enlarge the card :)

The butterfly I used is from the Penny Black set Butterfly Garden and I paired it with a sentiment from the Penny Black sentiment set Snippets, both stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink.

Related Products:

I started out by adding a moon (or sun) mask then inked the background with Mustard Seed, Wild Honey  and a little bit of Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink along the edges before distressing. The circles were done with the Circle Explosion stencil the TCW, again with Mustard Seed Distress ink. I stamped and heat embossed the butterfly a second time on a separate paper scrap then colored with distress ink and a waterbrush. 

Penny Black Butterfly Garden // Penny Black Snippets // TCW Circle Explosion Stencil // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Mustard Stain Distress Ink // Bristol Vellum Paper // Zig Detailer Watercolor Brush // Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush // Clear Button and Cotton Twine from Stampin Up

Challenges entered:
Stamping Sensations  - Things with Wings // Stinkin' Inkers - Summer Related (the butterfly and the color yellow) // CAS on Friday - Use a Stencil // Brown Sugar - Anything Goes // Just Add Ink - Just add "C" (circles ) // Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes // Crafty Friends Challenge - Summer Colors // Just Us Girls - Summer // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes // Dare 2B Artsy - Anything Goes // 

This Month's Prize

This month one winner will receive a $6 Gift Certificate to either Mo's Digital Pencil Shop, Tiddly Inks or Bugaboo. I am not affiliated with any of these companies and the prize will be supplied by me.

June/July Winners and Top Picks

Last challenge ran for two months and therefore I am selecting 2 winners.
Misplaced Mojo


Congratulations to both of you. You each will receive a $6 Gift Certificate to either Mo's Digital Pencil, Bugaboo Stamps or Tiddly Inks. Please email me at ellibellescorner at gmail dot com by August 21st with your choice of company. 

There were so many fabulous summer themed entries over the last two months so instead of 3 top picks I have selected 6. They are posted in order of entry.

No. 23 Paper Whims
No. 57 Carole J.
No. 92 Rosina
No. 108 Gloria Shirr
137 Lovely Linda
No. 141 Nick

Congrats to all of you, your top pick logo is below. Feel free to post it to your own blogs!

To be in compliance with GDPR no links have been posted, but you can take a look at all these lovely entries HERE in last month's linky. 

To play along in the August challenge simply use the linky tool below. The usual rules apply:

  • Enter up to 3 times with a new project.
  • You may combine with any other challenges.
  • You may use any brand of stamps/digis (no company restriction).
  • Be sure to add a link back here to my blog.

Hope to see you joining in :) This challenge runs until August 31st 11:59 pm CST.

This post contains some affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links, at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!


kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful glowing card Ellie - love your use of yellow on this card, you have created an amazing background

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So GORGEOUS! LOVING that butterfly and the yellow!

Wendy said...

Thanks for choosing one of my projects as a favorite. I am honored! Can't wait to play this month...yellow is one of my favorite colors to craft with!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you so much, Maxine!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Julie. It's currently my favorite butterfly stamp :)

Ellibelle said...

Congrats again, Wendy. So happy you're planning on playing along again this month!

Liz said...

A gorgeous, summery card. The butterfly is beautiful and I love all the yellow. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz - DT xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Absoloutely stunning1 I never new yellow could be so gorgeous!

Vicky Hayes said...

I"m a big fan of yellow Ellibelle and will definitely try to have a go at your challenge! I came to comment from JUGs - and your card really does say summer to me with the golden colour and the butterfly :)

Creaine said...

Fabulous creation, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Friends and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you again next time. Thank you.
DT Ine

brenda said...

A really lovely creation in super vibrant colours Ellie, perfect for our 'Things with Wings' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Ellibelle said...

Thanks for stopping by, Liz!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you so much!!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you so much, Vicky! Glad I could join in at Just us Girls this time :)

Ellibelle said...

Tahnks so much for stopping by!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Brenda! A great challenge theme and happy I was able to join in this time!

Viv said...

Wonderful bright and cheerful card - just what is needed when I am sat here looking out on this horrendous weather! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Stamping Sensations!

Amy Johnson said...

I know I've said it already on other social media sites, but this card is truly jaw-dropping stunning!

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card into our ‘Summer colours’ Challenge. We hope you will come back again soon.
Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much Viv. Sorry you're having bad weather. Hope it will improve soon!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you Amy!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much for visiting, Diane!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous card!!! Really sunny and sweet! Love that butterfly with the bow of twine!
Congrats to the winners and the top 6!

NickScrapShack said...

Thank you for the top 6 pick! I love that bright yellow butterfly card. Such a happy card!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you, Alice!

Sally H said...

Such a beautiful card for our Wings challenge at Stamping Sensations, Ellie! Such a fabulous sunny colour. Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Ines said...

Beautiful :) Thank you for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge :) Ines DT